Author Archive: Sara Murphy

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Who is the fairest of them all?

Who is the fairest of them all?

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

It seems that every once in awhile Hollywood gets in a phase. It seems that fairy tales are making a comeback, and there are not one but two movies set to come out in 2012 about Snow White. The classic tale of vanity (not unlike the quest of many celebrities and wannabes), there is a [...]

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Smells like teen spirit: my appreciation of Neo-Grunge

Smells like teen spirit: my appreciation of Neo-Grunge

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Born in 1991, I reached my musical maturity around the mid 2000′s. After dabbling a little in the indie music of that decade, I found myself going back in time and discovering music that my babysitters might have listened to in their CD players (or even better, cassette tapes). The music of the early 90′s was embodied [...]

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Texting the Ouija: adventures in clairvoyance

Texting the Ouija: adventures in clairvoyance

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

When you’re too old for treats, you look for tricks. Every year when Halloween creeps up there’s a mysterious feeling in the air, one that no one can ignore. Perhaps it’s the darker side of one’s character that feels drawn to the macabre. I remember that when I stopped going door to door for candy [...]

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Animal Instinct

Animal Instinct

| October 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Inside of every person is an primal force waiting to come out, and we call this a spirit animal. Like the zodiac signs, there is a wide range of animals that symbolize different facets of one’s personality. For example, some Native American tribes believe that their ancestors evolved from wolves. In times of need they are [...]

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

| October 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

When you find a new artist who you can relate to is a beautiful discovery. I was recently introduced to the work by Edna St.Vincent Millay (1892-1950), Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, playwright and feminist. An interesting character herself, Millay was involved in many love affairs over the course of her open marriage. Her liberal nature and [...]

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iThank you

iThank you

| October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is my elegy to Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and the man behind nearly every technological achievement in the last decade. On October 5th, Jobs, who had also previously been chief executive of Pixar, passed away after a debilitating battle with cancer. Typing my thoughts out on my precious MacBook Pro, I could not [...]

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An afternoon at the opera: Carmen

An afternoon at the opera: Carmen

| September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

“I damned my soul for you to laugh in his arms” — Don Jose Thanks to shows like “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”, there is a growing fascination with the mysteryious Gypsy culture. Like the guidos and guidettes of Jersey Shore, this ethnic group is eccentric, driven by parties and flashy materialism. Yet while it might seem [...]

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Bassnectar

Bassnectar

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

While it’s true that pop artists like Katy Perry and rappers like Lil Wayne rule the radio stations, there is a much larger music scene that has emerged in the past decade. The revival of electronic music has caused good vibrations, extending it’s scope into almost every music genre. Even Britney Spears used a dubstep [...]

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Wiggin’ Out

Wiggin’ Out

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Halloween is coming up soon, and although I’m no longer the proper age to go trick-or-treating I still enjoy running around with a silly costume on. I have since retired my princess costumes to the VHS tape in my memory, but the spirit of disguise, of becoming someone else for a night, still remains. I [...]

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Best Dressed 2011: Toto, we’re not in Kentucky anymore!

Best Dressed 2011: Toto, we’re not in Kentucky anymore!

| August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

I had the pleasure of attending The Voice-Tribune’s Best Dressed 2011 event this weekend, and what a spectacular experience it was! This being my first year, I had no idea what to expect. Not only was this an opportunity to honor the most stylish men and women in the city, but more importantly to raise [...]

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